First of their kind

I shot, edited and animated a series of scripted videos about women who were the first of their kind. Washington Post host and "She Caused A Riot!" author Hannah Jewell wrote the scripted based on her book. I animated hand-drawn type by Lily art director Rachel Orr.

Phillis Wheatley was the first black poet to publish a book in the United States. And she did it while she was enslaved.


Lilian Bland made the engine's gas tank with a whiskey bottle and her deaf aunt’s ear trumpet.


 

Queen Liliʻuokalani wanted to preserve native Hawaiian culture. White settlers saw her as a threat and overthrew her with the help of U.S. troops.